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PDEV: Call for Proposals | SIETAR USA 2019 Conference | Priority Deadline April 30

SIETAR USA (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) invites you to submit a presentation proposal for the conference taking place October 30 – November 2, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Submit Your Proposal by the Priority Deadline–April 30   |  <>

THEME: From Adversity to Diversity, the Role of the Interculturalist

The world has become an ever more complex, and polarized place. The gap
between opinions, perspectives, and facts has widened and become increasingly more confusing and challenging. As professionals in a range of fields, public and private, we are called upon to move others from increasing adversity to welcoming diversity. How do we envision the Role of
the Interculturalist in the myriad challenges facing our societies today?
When and how does the interculturalist have a place at the table?

We need a clear message—that articulates and embraces our similarities and differences to better engage, communicate, and cooperate with one another. Working and learning together, we can clarify our roles and share best practices that enhance our capacities to bring people together and foster greater workability for us all.


  1. The Role of the Interculturalist: Diversity, Inclusion, and Social
  2. The Role of the Interculturalist Working with Specific Cultures
  3. The Role of the Interculturalist: Building Skills and Taking them to
  the Market Place
  4. From Adversity to Diversity: The Role of the Interculturalist


*Workshop:* A workshop typically features a combination of presentation and interaction with a well- defined structure, handouts, and visual aids.
Within this format a simulation or set of exercises may be conducted to
teach participants how these methods can be used in training and education. The length of the workshop: 75 or 90 minutes.Please note: SIETAR-USA conference workshop participants expect both a deep level of learning and a high degree of experiential engagement.

*Panel Discussion:* A panel brings together the perspectives of three or
more presenters into a discussion of best practices and applications of
concepts and theories. These sessions are intended to engage audience
members by thinking about the multiple perspectives presented and the
impact on current and future intercultural professional practice. The
length of the panel: 60 or 75 minutes. Please note: the program committee
may ask a few potential presenters with similar proposal topics to combine
their efforts into a panel.

*Presentation: *A presentation is usually by one or two presenters who are
reporting on a project, new development in their work, a new
conceptualization of existing theory or practice, a revision of a method or
something that is of general interest to most conference participants.
Presentations are limited to 60 minutes. Please note: this is an open
category for the kind of reporting and discussion that has long been the
backbone of SIETAR conferences

*Reflective Forum: *A forum is a facilitated discussion with participants
on a topic of importance. We encourage experienced facilitators to submit
their proposals of a topic describing the reflection model or format with
which they would lead the process. The length of the forum: 60 or 75
minutes. Please note: This forum is meant to be a time in which
participants can contribute to processing a controversial issue or urgent
topic for the intercultural field.

*Research:* This format consists of lecture and discussion of the results
of a research project or academic study. Researchers are encouraged to
share copies of their paper with the audience. The length of the research
presentation is 60 minutes. Please note: SIETAR audiences appreciate a
question and answer (Q&A) time.

*Ned Talks:* One conference session time slot will be dedicated to
highlighting a series of 10-minute TED-style Talk. These should be on a
topic of importance to you, the field, be relevant to the overall
conference theme, and/or on of the tracks. Your Ned Talk should be concise,
well-presented, and engaging for the audience. Each Talk will be strictly
limited to ten (10) minutes. If you have a video of a similar talk you have
presented, please feel free to attach the link to the video file as part of
your submission (not required).*Ned Talks, similar to Ted Talks, are named
in honor of one of the founding fathers of the intercultural field, Edward
T. Hall, commonly called Ned by his friends and family.

*Artistic Expression:* Non-traditional presentations that place a primary
emphasis on performance and may rely on music, visual arts, theater, film,
or physical movement to deliver the intended messages.

The performance aims to increases participants’ knowledge of a dimension of the intercultural experience. The length of the performance: 60 or 75 minutes. Please note: When you submit a proposal for artistic expression, please identify any special technical requirements you may have in the comments.

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